Tags: birth defects, blood, California, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, cancer, cosmetics, Dibutyl Phthalate, DTSC, FDA Warning Letter, Formaldehyde, JAWS, labeling, nail polish, OEHHA, prop 65, Proposition 65, sharks, Toluene
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Earlier this month, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) issued a press release alleging that several nail polish manufacturers failed to declare the presence of potentially dangerous cosmetic ingredients, Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) and Formaldehyde. DTSC based its allegations on initial testing of 25 different cosmetic brands, chosen at random. The investigation also revealed that many of the brands failed to declare these ingredients even though their labeling explicitly stated they were free of these chemicals.
California authorities …